On April 24, the Bank of Korea has announced that it will issue a set of gold, silver and bronze coins this August to commemorate the 17th Asian Games or officially known as the XVII Asiad. The set includes two gold coins, three silver coins and one bronze coin. The purity of both the gold and silver coins is 99.9 percent. The bronze will be made with 65 percent of copper and 35 percent zinc.

Incheon 2014

A maximum of 8,000 gold coins will be issued with a face value of 20,000 Korean Won and 15,000 Korean Won each. Up to 12,500 silver coins will be issued with a face value of 10,000 Korean Won and two types of 5,000 Korean Won. In addition, a maximum of 17,500 bronze coins will be issued with a face value of 1,000 Korean Won.

All the coins have same obverse design, a 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 Official Logo and wording in Korean about the games. All the coins will be sold starting on 19 September 2014.


20000 won 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 Gold Proof Coin
20000 won

The coin reverse feature the Incheon Asiad main stadium along with sporting images of high jump with wording "17th Asian Games Incheon 2014" and coin denomination below it.

Technical Specifications:
Material: Gold
Quality: Proof
Diameter: 35 mm
Weight: 31.1 grams
Circulation: 3000 pieces
Denomination: 20,000 won


15000 won 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 Gold Proof Coin
15000 won

The coin reverse feature the Incheon Asiad main stadium along with sporting images of football with wording "17th Asian Games Incheon 2014" and coin denomination below it.

Material: Gold
Quality: Proof
Diameter: 22 mm
Weight: 22 grams
Circulation: 5000 pieces
Denomination: 15,000 won


10000 won 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 Silver Proof Coin
10000 won

The coin reverse feature rhythmic gymnastics with wording "17th Asian Games Incheon 2014" and coin denomination below it.

Material: Silver
Quality: Proof
Diameter: 40 mm
Weight: 40 grams
Circulation: 12500 pieces
Denomination: 10,000 won


5000 won 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 Silver Proof Coin
Swimming

The coin reverse feature swimming with wording "17th Asian Games Incheon 2014" and coin denomination below it.

Material: Silver
Quality: Proof
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 32 grams
Circulation: 12500 pieces
Denomination: 5000 Won


5000 won 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 Silver Proof Coin
Taekwondo

The coin reverse feature Taekwondo with wording "17th Asian Games Incheon 2014" and coin denomination below it.

Material: Silver
Quality: Proof
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 32 grams
Circulation: 12500 pieces
Denomination: 5000 Won


1000 won 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 Copper Proof Coin
1000 won

The coin reverse feature the Asian Games Mascots with wording "17th Asian Games Incheon 2014" and coin denomination below it.

Material: Copper
Quality: Proof
Diameter: 40 mm
Weight: 40 grams
Circulation: 17500 pieces
Denomination: 1000 Won


After production, they will be distributed by the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee, said the Bank of Korea.

The 2014 Asian Games, officially known as the XVII Asiad, is the largest sporting event in Asia governed by Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). It is scheduled to take place in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 – October 4, 2014 with 439 events in 36 sports and disciplines set to feature in the Games. ncheon is South Korea's third largest city, located west of Seoul.

Unveiled on September 16, 2010, "Diversity Shines Here" is the official slogan of the Games. It represents and highlights the significance of Asia’s wonderful diversity in history, cultures, and religions.

Three Spotted seal siblings was unveiled on November 4, 2010 as official mascot of the Games in Songdo Island, Incheon. The three seals, known as "Barame", "Chumuro" and "Vichuon", means wind, dance and light in Korean language, is in accordance with the theme of main venue. The prototype was taken from Baengnyeong Island. According to the organisers, the mascot was chosen as symbolic to the future peace between South Korea and North Korea.



United States Mint will released a gold coin to commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half-dollar coin in 2014. The Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin will be struck at the United States Mint's facility in West Point and will contain three-quarters of a troy ounce of .9999 fine, 24-karat gold.

Kennedy

The obverse design of the coin depicts a portrait of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy- the youngest person ever elected to the office-by former United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Gilroy Roberts. Roberts based this profile on a portrait prepared for Kennedy's presidential medal. He created his original 1964 design shortly after Kennedy's assassination. Inscriptions on the obverse (heads) include the dual years "1964-2014."

The encapsulated coin is packaged in a single, custom-designed, brown mahogany hardwood presentation case with removable coin well. A certificate of authenticity, signed by United States Mint Deputy Director Richard A. Peterson, accompanies each coin.

The gold proof coin will be open for sales starting from Aug. 5 at the 2014 Chicago World's Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill and the mint retail outlets. Only 500 of the new proof gold Kennedy half dollars will be offered per day at the Mint booth in the ANA convention. The Mint’s three other retail outlets at Washington, Philadelphia and Denver will also offer only 500 coins each on the first day and have a purchase limit of two coins. The coin sales will be restricted to those individuals 18 years of age or older. Proof of age may be required at the time of purchase.

Pricing will be in accordance with the United States Mint pricing schedule for gold coins, which is available at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.

Perth Mint has released their adorable and affordable 2014 Australia Mini Koala Gold Coin. Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 0.5g of 99.99% pure gold. The cute Mini Koala coin will make a beautiful gift or collectable, adding it in your Mini Australian Gold coin after the released of 2014 Australian Kookaburra Miniature gold coin on June this year.

Koala Gold Coin

The coin reverse portrays a close-up portrait of a koala, the new 2014 koala design with The Perth Mint’s historic ‘P’ mintmark also included in the design. Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2014 year-date, and the monetary denomination, are shown on the coin’s obverse.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Gold Content (Troy oz): 0.016
Monetary Denomination (AUD): 2
Fineness (% purity): 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g): 0.5
Maximum Diameter (mm): 1.60
Maximum Thickness (mm): 0.70
Maximum Mintage: Unlimited

gold koala card

The 2014 Mini Koala coin is housed in a protective acrylic capsule and presented in a colourful wallet-sized presentation card.

You can buy these coin by visiting The Perth mint website at www.perthmint.com.au